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Moana Review — Making Waves

Disney isn’t ever focused on doing anything earth-shatteringly new. Instead, this is an animation studio aiming towards, perhaps more than anything, on nailing the fundamentals. That’s where Moana lies, their latest CG project about a Māori demigod teaming up with a “princess” to fulfill one or more destinies. But despite being predictable at times—even bordering […]

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Watch Dogs 2 Review — Dogged Jolly

Watch Dogs 2 is what the first Watch Dogs should have been, and that’s both a compliment and a putdown. It improves in many ways including a story that’s at least moderately engaging, personable and memorable characters, and a far greater commitment to the hacking crux of the franchise. But it really only gets us […]

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Dishonored 2 Review — Sneak King

The most interesting thing about Dishonored 2 is that it both feels like a necessary game, as a consideration and evolution on what were merely amorphous notions in 2012, and one that could have just as easily been pushed down on a pile of ideas in an Arkane Studios meeting room. When the game hits […]

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